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Early-Career Scientists Receive Developmental Chairs

Developmental Chairs

Left to right:Sreekanth Chalasani, Tatyana Sharpee, Leanne Jones, Ye Zheng, and Bjorn Lillemeier

Five Salk Institute assistant professors are the recipients of new developmental chairs created in support of their careers and their very promising scientific r esearch. Each will receive $50,000 annually over the next three years.

The new chair-holders and the donors that funded them are Sreekanth Chalasani, an assistant professor in the Molecular Neurobiology Laboratory, and Tatyana Sharpee, an assistant professor in the Computational Neurobiology Laboratory. They will each receive the Helen McLoraine Developmental Chair in Neurobiology; Leanne Jones, an assistant professor in the Laboratory of Genetics, and Ye Zheng, an assistant professor in the Nomis Foundation Laboratories for Immunobiology and Microbial Pathogenesis, will each receive an Emerald Foundation Developmental Chair; Björn Lillemeier, an assistant professor in the Nomis Foundation Laboratories for Immunobiology and Microbial Pathogenesis and the Waitt Advanced Biophotonics Center, will receive the Rudolph and Sletten Developmental Chair in Immunobiology and Microbial Pathogenesis.